Response to disaster is the function of first responders: fire-rescue, police, hospitals and other trained emergency personnel.
When a large scale event has occurred such as a flood or hurricane, that response needs to be coordinated. Hurricanes, fortunately, give us warning, but there are other risks that threaten Corpus Christi that can occur without warning.
In addition to activating the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and coordinating the response, OEM has several programs that prepare the City for disaster.
Texas schools set aside September 11, or the next available school day, to honor the bravery, courage, and determination of Texas men and women who assists others in emergencies.